The UF Health Center for Intensive Care (UCIC) promotes state-of-the-art cost-effective, structured care to critically ill patients while enabling interdepartmental collaboration and promoting research and education.
Vision & Goal Statement
To be the premier critical care organization (CCO) with respect to discovery, education and clinical care, and to achieve these by creating and building upon an outstanding foundation, infrastructure and distinguished tradition.
The values of all of our intensive care units consist of maintaining a hospitable health care culture by encompassing innovation, compassion, trust, collaboration and competence in a holistic and patient-oriented care environment. Our goal is to empower our patients to maximize their quality of life after and beyond the immediate post-surgical timeframe.
UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital (South Tower)
UNIT 4 EAST (4E)
The 4 EAST Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is a 24-private bed inpatient unit for postoperative patients following moderate to complex surgical procedures ranging from, but not limited to, solid abdominal organ transplantation; breast and reconstructive oncology; sarcomas; endocrine; pancreatic; biliary; minimally invasive gastroesophageal surgery; urological, gynecological, and colorectal surgery. 4E also houses liver failure patients to help optimize their treatment for potential future liver transplantation.
UNIT 4 WEST (4W)
The 4 West Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) is 24-private bed inpatient unit that houses all significant trauma, both operative and non-operative, as well as orthopedic surgery that requires more invasive monitoring and interventions. The unit administers care to traumatic brain injury patients and houses the emergency general surgery patients requiring intensive and intermediate level care. 4W can also treat any ICU patient in shock and has particular expertise with the identification and optimal care of septic patients.
UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals
The Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CICU), is a 24-private bed inpatient unit for complex, invasive hemodynamic monitoring and treatment of adult patients during the critical phase of recovery from complex cardiac and thoracic surgery. In addition, state-of-the-art technology is employed to rectify cardiac pathophysiology, including ventricular assist devices (VADs), arterial-venous and venous-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon pump therapy (IABP).
Unit 87, the Thoracic and Vascular ICU (TVICU), is a 24-private bed inpatient unit, caring for invasive thoracic (including esophageal and tracheal) and vascular surgery post-operative patients. This includes the complete care of lung transplantation patients. The unit acts as one of the University of Florida’s areas to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome, including optimizing the patient care with state-of-the art ventilation and ECMO.
UF Health Shands Hospital (North Tower)
Unit 2425, the Burn, ENT, and Plastics Intensive Care Unit, is a 27-bed private inpatient progressive care unit caring for adults at the intensive (ICU), intermediate (IMC), and medical-surgical (MS) care levels. The unit houses the UF Health Shands Burn Center, verified by the American Burn Association, and cares for adult patients sustaining burns, inhalation injury, electrical injury, toxic chemical exposure, and desquamative disorders. We also care for patients on the Burn, Otolaryngology (ENT), and Plastic Surgery services who require complex soft tissue reconstruction. Our robust, dedicated multidisciplinary team includes surgeons, critical care physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, and rehabilitation experts who specialize in occupational, physical, and speech therapy as well as a pharmacist, dietician, social worker, case manager, and research coordinator. The unit serves as a primary training location for students in medicine and nursing, residents, fellows, and allied health professionals.